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Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

By Rik Henderson

Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... Read more

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

By Elyse Betters

Snap wants to be a hardware company, although it can't sell hardware. Last year, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, launched Spectacles, a pair of smart glasses that allowed users to capture photos and videos that could then be uploaded online through... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 elite judges revealed: Industry pros to vote alongside you

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 elite judges revealed: Industry pros to vote alongside you

By Rik Henderson

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners will be announced during a swish event in London on 14 November, but before we can hand out the 19 prized gongs for the best products of the year, we have to decide what they'll be.This year we've changed... Read more

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

By Adrian Willings

Mankind has long held a fascination with living beyond the confines of our own planet. While some simply dream, NASA commissioned research and studies into the future of our efforts in space. Over the years, NASA has been responsible for a number of... Read more

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced a new location-tracking accessory called the Connect Tag. Samsung claims it's the world's first consumer mobile product to use narrow band network technology.This technology connects to the Internet of Things via mobile data and... Read more

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

By Max Langridge

Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system.Dubbed Hyperloop, it will allow you to get from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work? Good questions. Musk has likened... Read more

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

By Adrian Willings

3D printing is now offering everything from affordable prosthetics to replacement body parts. Discover the incredible and amazing ways that this new technology is changing lives for the better as we dive into the wonderful world of medical marvels. Discover... Read more

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen eight generations go by. The most recently announced is the new Kindle Oasis and it heads the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.All four Kindles... Read more

Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof

Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof

By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced a new version of the Kindle Oasis as it looks to make this flagship reader the most accomplished Kindle so far. Amazon launched the Kindle Oasis in 2016 as a high-end reading device to appeal to Kindle and reading fans. It was incredibly... Read more

What is Tamagotchi, how has it changed, and why is it back?

What is Tamagotchi, how has it changed, and why is it back?

By Elyse Betters

Ah, the 90s.It's the decade of chokers, Game Boy, beepers, and Tamagotchi. Sure, we forgot to feed them occasionally, but there was no digital pet better than these, which were first released by Bandai in Japan in 1996. Within six months, they became... Read more

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

By Adrian Willings

We previously wrote about the James Dyson Award and the finalists who made it onto the shortlist. That list has now been whittled down to the top 20 best entries from all over the world. This list represents the final phase of the competition and holds... Read more

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

By Adrian Willings

There is a part of human disposition whereby we see shapes or familiar patterns in otherwise obscure or everyday objects. As a child, you probably saw animals in the clouds or monsters in the shadows.As an adult, we less often seek out these shapes in... Read more

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

By Adrian Willings

Mankind is always inventing new technologies to make our lives easier, more efficient or more effective. Sometimes though, there appears a rare breed of person who finds new innovative ways to use that gadgetry in a manner that would baffle or astound... Read more

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

By Rik Henderson

Tile Bluetooth tracking devices have been around a while now but few have caught the attention as much as the Tile Sport.Not only does it offer the same tracking abilities as the rest of the Tile family, it has extended range and waterproofing. It is... Read more

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

By Adrian Willings

Warfare has always lead to the biggest leaps forward in technology, which each Country constantly striving to have the most advanced and capable armaments to protect their interests at home and abroad. Seemingly drawing inspiration from science-fiction,... Read more

James Dyson Award winners: The inventions that will change our world tomorrow

James Dyson Award winners: The inventions that will change our world tomorrow

By Stuart Miles

This year's James Dyson Award winners have been announced showcasing amazing inventions from around the world that might just change the way we dress, eat, work, and play in the future.The winners from around the world each win £2,000. They are now put... Read more

Best of IFA 2017: 12 best smartphones, speakers, headphones, TVs and more

Best of IFA 2017: 12 best smartphones, speakers, headphones, TVs and more

By Rik Henderson

The IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin is one of the largest in the world. It is also different in that it opens its doors to the public, as well as press and trade visitors.Many products are launched there each year and this year's event has... Read more

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

By Mike Lowe

The truly wireless in-ear market is well and truly upon us, with heaps of options now available: Apple AirPods, Jabra Elite Sport, Bragi Dash Pro, Sol Republic Amps Air, to name but a few.Samsung also wants a piece of the wire-free pie, with its original... Read more

10 tech innovations that will shortly change the world

10 tech innovations that will shortly change the world

By Max Langridge

Technology has the power to do many things, and changing the world is one of them.We're privileged to be living in a time where science and technology can assist us, make our lives easier and rethink the ways we go about our daily lives.The technology... Read more

Solar eclipse 2017: When is it and how to watch online or in person?

Solar eclipse 2017: When is it and how to watch online or in person?

By Elyse Betters

In case you haven't heard, a total solar eclipse is happening soon.On 21 August, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, blotting out our view of the star. Unfortunately, only Americans - or people in the US - will be able to look up and see... Read more

Segway KickScooter launches Ninebot electric scooters for speedy commuting

Segway KickScooter launches Ninebot electric scooters for speedy commuting

By Max Langridge

Segway, the masters of personal transportation devices, have released a new Ninebot series of scooters, as part of its Segway KickScooter arm. There are two scooters in the series; the ES1 and ES2, with the latter offering a higher top speed and a more... Read more

London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage within two years

London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage within two years

By Max Langridge

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to bring full 4G network coverage to the London Underground, meaning passengers can call, text, Instagram, Snapchat and more on their phones whilst travelling beneath the capital.The plan is to have full coverage in... Read more

Tile Style and Tile Sport Bluetooth trackers have double the range and Alexa smarts

Tile Style and Tile Sport Bluetooth trackers have double the range and Alexa smarts

By Max Langridge

Tile, the company behind the compact Bluetooth trackers that help you find your misplaced keys and wallets, have introduced the Pro Series, with some notable improvements over the current range. Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just... Read more

Best Raspberry Pi cases: Protect your tiny supercomputer

Best Raspberry Pi cases: Protect your tiny supercomputer

By Max Langridge

The Raspberry Pi is a marvel of modern computing. The English made device packs some seriously impressive specs onto a board and even gives you change from £40. But where costs have been saved is in protection.If you don't have a case on your Raspberry... Read more

Riding the Brompton Electric: This is a magnificent electric bike

Riding the Brompton Electric: This is a magnificent electric bike

By Chris Hall

Brompton's plans for an electric bike are no secret, although we knew very little about what the result would actually be until we strolled up to Brompton Junction.We were there to meet Will Butler-Adams (pictured above), Brompton CEO and the man credited... Read more

Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

By Elyse Betters

It's officially the end of an era.Without any heads-up or fanfare, Apple has taken down its webpages for both the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. If you try to search for those products on Apple's website, you will still see “buy” links, but they're dead... Read more

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy

By Cam Bunton

If you're anything like every other human being on earth, you'll likely have (or at some point, had) a giant monster of a messy cables somewhere. Whether it's on the floor near your TV stand, behind your PC, near your bedside table or just in your backpack.... Read more

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

By Elyse Betters

Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... Read more

TfL app will soon let you top up your Oyster

TfL app will soon let you top up your Oyster

By Max Langridge

Transport for London already makes it relatively easy to navigate our capital, with the Oyster contactless payment method being particularly useful. From August it will get a whole lot easier, as the TfL app, available for iOS and Android, will get a... Read more

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's funky Snap Spectacles just got much easier to find and buy.When they were first introduced, you could only purchase them from pop-up vending machines, though they eventually went on sale online. But let's be real, unless available through some... Read more

Grab yourself a cheap Kindle on Amazon Prime Day: Paperwhite £30 off, Voyage £40 off

Grab yourself a cheap Kindle on Amazon Prime Day: Paperwhite £30 off, Voyage £40 off

By Rik Henderson

Amazon is dramatically discounting two of its top eBook readers for Amazon Prime Day.Starting at 6pm BST today, Monday 10 July, Prime members can snag an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Voyage reader at £79.99 and £129.99 respectively. Amazon... Read more

Blue Apron: 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier

Blue Apron: 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier

By Pocket-lint Promotion

So you’ve signed up to Blue Apron, meaning all the ingredients for cooking tonight’s dinner are sorted. You know they’ll arrive in just the right amounts. But cooking requires careful preparation, as any sous-chef will tell you. Make sure you have... Read more

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

By Elyse Betters

Is there anything more cheesy than videos on crowdfunding sites?Volterman, a new project on Indiegogo, is no exception. If you can manage to ignore the cringe-worthy trailer, you might actually be impressed by what Volterman has to offer. The whole idea... Read more

See more of your favourite gadgets with all-new Pocket-lint galleries

See more of your favourite gadgets with all-new Pocket-lint galleries

By Rik Henderson

We're always innovating here at Pocket-lint and the latest improvement to our award-nominated website gives you an easy way to see more of your favourite gadgets, gizmos and games.We've changed the way our picture galleries work, to make scrolling through... Read more

Token Ring is a smart ring that works as a wallet and keychain

Token Ring is a smart ring that works as a wallet and keychain

By Elyse Betters

There's a new ring available that can unlock and authenticate a range of things, including your computer.It's called Token Ring, and it's from a company called Token. The fingerprint-sensing ring is NFC- and Bluetooth-compatible, meaning it can also work... Read more

Pocket-lint newsletter: How to sign up to get the latest stories and offers weekly

Pocket-lint newsletter: How to sign up to get the latest stories and offers weekly

By Rik Henderson

The weekly Pocket-lint newsletter is back. You can now get a concise round-up of the week's hottest news stories, deals and features sent directly to your email inbox each Friday.It is presented in an easy-to-digest form and is totally free, so there's... Read more

Incredible "naked people" YouTube video will melt your brain

Incredible "naked people" YouTube video will melt your brain

By Rik Henderson

Director David Lewandowski caused quite a viral stir in 2013, with his crazy and brilliant "Late for Meeting" video. It starred a CGI, androgynous mannequin and its car, moving in very mysterious ways to music.More 30.5 million viewers have watched it... Read more

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

By Adrian Willings

Advancements in technology come in leaps and bounds, meaning it doesn't take long for new gadgets to become obsolete shortly after they reach their target market. Several modern technologies, such as mobile phones and computers, offer the ability to do... Read more

This translation device is the Babel Fish we’ve all been waiting for

This translation device is the Babel Fish we’ve all been waiting for

By Rik Henderson

Remember the Babel Fish in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the fish you popped into your ear to translate any language? Well, now it's here.Okay, it's not actually a fish. And only one part of it goes into your lughole. But the Translate One2One from... Read more

Blue Apron: Five reasons you should cook with your family every day

Blue Apron: Five reasons you should cook with your family every day

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Eating with your family and your kids is more important than you perhaps think. Taking them for granted is a trap we can all fall into and while we can't necessarily eat with our kids or parents every day, trying to do it perhaps more often than we already... Read more

Living with Blue Apron: Why it makes meals easy

Living with Blue Apron: Why it makes meals easy

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Home cooking, you can’t beat it. Better than the vagaries of sitting down in a restaurant only to find your favourite dish has been shuffled off the menu. Better than takeaway with its seemingly inevitable wait for tepid food.Even the process of cooking... Read more

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works

By Max Langridge

Following the European release of the Snap Spectacles, Snap Inc. could be gearing up to release a second pair, but this time with augmented reality built-in. This according to sources familiar with the plans, speaking to TechCrunch. Snap Spectacles: What... Read more

Apple made a pair of sneakers once and now you can buy them

Apple made a pair of sneakers once and now you can buy them

By Elyse Betters

How much would you pay for a pair of really old sneakers - better yet, Apple-branded sneakers?Private collectibles vendor Heritage Auctions has published a new auction listing, and the starting price isn't exactly cheap. It plans to auction off a pair... Read more

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2017: The best and crazy products and mods

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2017: The best and crazy products and mods

By Cat Thomas

The Computex trade show in Taiwan usually has a few wonderful and downright weird tech tricks up its sleeve and 2017 was no exception.Computex 2017 also hosted a live PC case modding challenge so, as well as some truly innovative designs sponsored by... Read more

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's parent company Snap makes a pair of smart glasses you can use to capture snaps.These glasses, called Snap Spectacles, come with two mini cameras situated on the side of each eyepiece. They can record small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds,... Read more

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

By Elyse Betters

For those who don't already know, Snapchat's parent company Snap sells its own Google Glass-style pair of sunglasses. They're a bit more basic than Google's defunct headset or other augmented-reality devices, but they're certainly striking. The idea... Read more

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

By Rik Henderson

Snap, the parent company behind Snapchat, has finally released its Snap Spectacles in the UK.The sunglasses come with two mini cameras - one situated on the side of each eyepiece - and can capture small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds. The resulting... Read more

Best fans: Keep cool while the heat rises

Best fans: Keep cool while the heat rises

By Jason Denwood

When the summer months hit the UK, we all start to wonder why we never installed airconditioning as we swelter through those uncomfortable nights. So fans are in fashion again and they always sell out on the high street, so your best bet it to buy online... Read more

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen, through its B&O Play brand, has taken an odd swerve with its latest product. It has produced its own beer.Beobrew IPA has been crafted in partnership with Danish microbrewery Mikkeller and is unique in that a Beoplay A1 speaker is used... Read more